Day in Highlights

by Leandra Medine
September 9, 2012
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Walk, walk, fashion, baby.

That was not a pun to speak to the streaks at Peter Som but I would be lying if I told you I’m not happy that’s how this worked out.

Friday morning Peter Som reminded me why bermuda shorts are so great and furthered the underlying fascination by essentially debunking their shapely, somewhat shorter nature and dropping them down to waist line, creating the magical illusion that should you wear them, you’ve got no ass.

With a combination of hair streaks (see: My Little Pony goes ready-to-wear,) and net head pieces, the often feminine silhouettes (see: this seasons embellished pointed collars and the brocade at left,) met this dimensional new zone: yes, it was a punk rock tea party and your favorite childhood unicorn was invited. Tabitha Simmons provided the footwear which I would imagine is why they resonated so well–that and the three inch heel. You see, things are happening. Longer hemlines, shorter heels, messy hair and natural faces. Fashion is taking a turn for the utilitarian.

One more for good measure.

Meanwhile, yesterday at Prabal Gurung, a very long runway at Pier 57 catered to visual over stimulation of the highest regard–five models stampeding in linear formation down the runway to a photo pit. So that’s what a marathon of perfect women look like. Joan Smalls opened the show, Casadei provided the killer footwear and as for the clothes: flimsier dresses worn over structured pants, layered looks that when decompartmentalized told stories for days and a ruffle overload…

That when shown in maxi formation made it official. This is, to date, Prabal Gurung’s best collection. And most wearable, too.

Yes, it seems the common denominator at much of this fashion week is the resounding noise of wearability. Additional notes: Prabal Gurung always manages to snag the best soundtrack to swim along with his collection. And as for the after party, karaoke, baby. Karaoke.

Prabal started my Saturday, Altuzarra ended it. On a more remote side of town, the very highly anticipated subsequent antidote to February’s debut of majestic Morrocan nights finds itself on a journey to self discovery. In an androgynous introduction to show, the large, packed room at Industria Studios sat baited breath waiting to see where the layered stripes, skirt suits in new prints and inklings of gold tassels would go.

It was ultimately to a cross between Gypsy treasure market and Bollywood queen instigated by the flapping tassels. This, it seems, has been the most fantastically frivolous, editorial collection of New York Fashion Week. A testament to authentic fashion (for, you guessed it, the sake of fashion), style, and creativity. And as for those boots…

REPLIES
  • chris tian

    I like your picks!

  • rhodawong

    i love altuzarra’s collection! the layering is just perfect in every way!

    http://www.styleandshades.blogspot.com

  • zesiku
  • Maria Onorio

    wow…GREAT COLLECTIONS…!

    Maria Onorio
    http://www.thelastillusion.blogspot.com

  • Liz

    amazing collection! I love the floral outfits!

    http://lavieenliz.com

  • Mara Herrera

    Prabal Gurung’s pants have the perfect cut! Love them

  • Natali

    Altuzarra definitely stole the show!! I’m amazed!

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

  • http://twitter.com/EileenieWang Eileen Wang

    Where’s Mr Wang in dis post :(

  • http://twitter.com/aFasione Aela

    OMG. I am loving the collections thus far!! Seems like we’re in for one wild SS13!!!

    http://afasione.com

  • monkeyshines

    fantastic prints!

    Bises,monkeyshineshttp://monkeyshines-monkeyshines.blogspot.com/

  • Kate Block
  • Mónica – Mes Voyages à Paris

    Wow, the grey long ruffles dress is really wonderful…
    xoxo
    M.
    http://www.mesvoyagesaparis.com

  • XeanaFashion

    Prabal Gurung has a great collection! I like it!

    From http://www.xeanafashion.com

  • XeanaFashion

    Prabal Gurung has a great collection! I like it!

    From http://www.xeanafashion.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/marina.casapu Marina Casapu

    I love the Gurung’s collection and Altuzarra’s gladiator like, over the knee boots!!!!!
    http://www.live-love-fashion.com

  • Eva Kraaijeveld

    Love the Peter Som skirts and the dresses by Altazarra. And that long ruffle dress is totally gorgeous!

    http://www.creativityandchocolate.blogspot.com

  • emily.lin.desil

    all the Prabal Gurung pants are so rich, especially paired with the black embellished jacket. and Altuzarra wins so many bonus points for that (is it a split-sleeve? I can’t quite tell from the pic) blazer. but actually what I covet most is the bottom half of the last Peter Som ensemble…the print is just gorgeous and you are so right on that it would be perfect for a punk rock tea party!

  • The Provoker

    Holy MANREPELLING! these are awesome looks, you’ve got to wear these and repel the hell outta people- Oh btw, if you want to know what went down at London’s Fashion’s Night Out you got to check this out, there’s a funny pic of me with Matthew Williamson even though I look odd so don’t judge lol-

    xx nathan.niche
    http://www.the-provoker.com/2012/09/fashions-night-out-london.html

  • emily.lindesil

    all the Prabal Gurung pants are so rich, especially paired with the
    black embellished jacket. and Altuzarra wins so many bonus points for
    that (is it a split-sleeve? I can’t quite tell from the pic) blazer.
    but actually what I covet most is the bottom half of the last Peter Som
    ensemble…the print is just gorgeous and you are so right on that it
    would be perfect for a punk rock tea party!

  • http://twitter.com/d_ellena D.Ellena

    Prabal Gurung shoes mmmm …..my feet are hungry for those

    http://elenadodevska.blogspot.com/

  • Sharon

    I love the all-black outfits!

    http://style-chameleon.blogspot.com/

  • Chelsie Moss

    That ruffled Prabal is beyond! Also I need to own that Altuzarra blue striped shirt. http://mossypants.com

  • Sincerely Renay

    ha! love the my little pony reference :)
    http://sincerelyrenay.blogspot.com/

  • B.

    Your show reports are always the most fun to read !

    http://www.tripsandtreasures.net

  • V @ thefashionfridge

    PRABAL GURUNG. What happened to you. When did you do frills. When did this happen. Not that I’m hating it, it’s just very different than what I normally associate Prabal with.
    And can we talk about that floral Peter Som dress? That stuff is right up my alley. And on my doorstep. And in my closet. But alas…. a girl can dream.

    http://www.thefashionfridge.blogspot.com

  • nataluya85

    prabal gurung had an amazing collection the layering was almost as genius as yours!

    nataliya
    sewniice.blogspot.com

  • http://twitter.com/far_and_wild Far and Wild Jewelry

    the prabal gurung collection is perfection. i could wear it every day and be happy. on the other hand i’ve imagined thousands of concoctions of the altuzarra collection in various exotic situations because it feels like the perfect collection to get lost in fantasy in!

    abigail
    http://www.farandwildjewelry.blogspot.com

  • http://www.careNfashion.com/ Adil

    I am first time viewing Altuzarra collection. This is really a superb collection. The colours are very rich. The design and prints are marvellous. It seems that designers have worked really hard to bring the creativity into their work.

  • Alessandra (Espaço A)

    Amazing collection! I love Altuzarra´s!

    http://www.espaco-a.com

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